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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #195 on: January 07, 2016, 01:20:35 PM »
Great! So how long was the overall diving tour? 2 hours?

The two dives themselves were under an hour each, but the entire excursion was from about 8am to 1pm  (assuming we would not have broken down).

at the very top of my bucket list...

As it probably should be :P

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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #196 on: January 07, 2016, 01:23:42 PM »
Thanks, guys!




Next segment, bro!

As stated earlier in the TR, these pics are shot in RAW (aside from the ones I shot diving), so obviously needed to be cropped/edited in post-production. But not using any "fake filters" or any of that nonsense.

Those are the actual colors; take a look at the vids in 1080p to verify.
Gotchya I know nothing about photography so I skimmed really quickly over that. Absolutely amazing. Def on top of my bucket list. .... one day....sigh....

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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #197 on: January 07, 2016, 01:24:27 PM »
Beautiful!! Thank you for taking the time to continue!

Some questions:
How deep the water when you step off your ladder?
Is there a concern for sharks or the like in BOB?
On FT there is SO much talk about the room number you get - whether it faces the beach, the ocean, the mountain, etc. it's a bit nuts. Did you look into which room you wanted to get ahead of time and were you happy with what you got?

1) 3-4 feet max.
2) Nah, if you see any by your OWB, they're gonna be harmless babies.
3) Frankly, for the first time in my life, I didn't concern myself with what room I got. I remember when I went to MLE I spent hours researching/emailing/fretting over which room I got and it just detracted from the experience.  In this resort, the rooms are all appointed *exactly. the. same.* The only difference is the view and considering we were going to be out and about, either at the pool which has a view, swimming in the lagoon which has a view, relaxing in the hammock which has a view, or on an excursion which has an even better view, I didn't research/email/fret and it was lovely. So, in sum, we were content with what we got and didn't even bother asking for a different one.

Happens to be, this resort quite possibly has the best view of Mr. Otemanu out of them all...


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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #198 on: January 07, 2016, 01:38:33 PM »
Thanks, guys!




Next segment, bro!

You better make it juicy. I have a hard time convincing my wife to go on vacation over a weekend

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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #199 on: January 07, 2016, 01:42:34 PM »
No worries, I'll be able to show you all the gorgeous pictures I took on shabbas.

... I mean what are you expecting? :)
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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #200 on: January 07, 2016, 01:43:39 PM »
You better make it juicy.
Based on everything till now I have complete confidence.

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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #201 on: January 07, 2016, 01:44:10 PM »
No worries, I'll be able to show you all the gorgeous pictures I took. I mean what are you expecting? :)

Have you always been into photography? And if so, throughout your trips and adventures, what has been your source of learning and getting better at your photography skills?
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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #202 on: January 07, 2016, 01:44:17 PM »
Based on everything till now I have complete confidence.
lol

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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #203 on: January 07, 2016, 01:53:52 PM »
1) 3-4 feet max.
2) Nah, if you see any by your OWB, they're gonna be harmless babies.
3) Frankly, for the first time in my life, I didn't concern myself with what room I got. I remember when I went to MLE I spent hours researching/emailing/fretting over which room I got and it just detracted from the experience.  In this resort, the rooms are all appointed *exactly. the. same.* The only difference is the view and considering we were going to be out and about, either at the pool which has a view, swimming in the lagoon which has a view, relaxing in the hammock which has a view, or on an excursion which has an even better view, I didn't research/email/fret and it was lovely. So, in sum, we were content with what we got and didn't even bother asking for a different one.

Happens to be, this resort quite possibly has the best view of Mr. Otemanu out of them all...



Thanks for all the answers! Glad you didn't kill yourself and rather just enjoyed it!

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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #204 on: January 07, 2016, 04:02:14 PM »

No worries, I'll be able to show you all the gorgeous pictures I took on shabbas.

... I mean what are you expecting? :)
Kosher switch? :P

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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #206 on: January 07, 2016, 06:36:09 PM »
How private is the swimming outside your room?

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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #207 on: January 07, 2016, 06:38:03 PM »
How private is the swimming outside your room?
Anyone can swim or boat by. This isn't like the LM HKT with a walled in pool.
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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #208 on: January 07, 2016, 07:19:33 PM »
Anyone can swim or boat by. This isn't like the LM HKT with a walled in pool.
Don't forget the cameras!
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Re: The Two-Stop Pacific Hop: Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)
« Reply #209 on: January 07, 2016, 07:23:55 PM »
Lol, good times.
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